Evaluate Your Life Day
October 19, 2013 in the World

Evaluate Your Life Day — To encourage everyone to check and see if they’re really headed where they want to be.

Evaluate Your Life Day gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon our life, where it’s been, and where its going. C’mon, be honest with yourself. Are things going well? What is bothering you? What do you need, or want, to change? How’s your appearance? Are you gaining too much weight?

With a self evaluation, you can then make big changes to improve the quality of your life, as necessary. Or, if things are going well, just tinker with small adjustments.

Evaluate Your Life Day is the beginning of a happier and healthier you!

Where is Evaluate Your Life Day?
Worldwide

Sweetest Day 2013
October 19, 2013 in the USA

Sweetest Day is an observance celebrated primarily in the Great Lakes region, and parts of the Northeast United States, on the third Saturday in October (October 19 in 2013). It is described by Retail Confectioners International as an “occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed.” Sweetest Day has also been referred to as a “concocted promotion” created by the candy industry solely to increase sales of sweets.

Sweetest Day commonly involves women giving their husband or boyfriends candy. While it is not as large or widely observed as Valentine’s Day, it is still celebrated in parts of the United States, despite persistent allegations of being a “Hallmark holiday.” Retail Confectioners International describes it as “much more important for candymakers in some regions than in others (Detroit, Cleveland and being the biggest Sweetest Day cities)”.

Sweetest Day was a promotion concocted by Cleveland confectioners in 1921. The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s October 8, 1921 edition, which chronicles the first Sweetest Day in Cleveland, states that the first Sweetest Day was planned by a committee of 12 confectioners chaired by candymaker C. C. Hartzell. The Sweetest Day in the Year Committee distributed over 20,000 boxes of candy to “newsboys, orphans, old folks, and the poor” in Cleveland, Ohio. The Sweetest Day in the Year Committee was assisted in the distribution of candy by some of the biggest movie stars of the day including Theda Bara and Ann Pennington.

Where is Sweetest Day?
Northeast United States

Bridge Day 2013
October 19, 2013 in Fayetteville

Bridge Day takes place on October 19, 2013. Bridge Day is an annual one-day festival in Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. The event is coordinated by the New River Gorge Bridge Day Commission, and is sponsored by numerous companies of both local and international significance. The event, held on the third Saturday every October, commemorates the 1977 completion of the New River Gorge Bridge. On this day, all four lanes of the bridge are closed to automobiles and opened to pedestrians. Estimates have 100,000 people attending the overall event. The first Bridge Day was held in 1980 and drew a crowd of roughly 40, 000. It has been held every year since except for 2001. It was canceled that year due to the recent events of 9/11 and the possibility of terrorist attacks.

Where is Bridge Day?
Nationwide Fayetteville

Historical Events:

1453 – 2nd Battle at Castillon: French beats English, end of hundred year war

1722 – Frenchman C Hopffer patents fire extinguisher

1781 – British General Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 pm; Revolutionary War ends

1872 – World’s largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales

1879 – Thomas Edison demonstrates electric light

1919 – 1st Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a woman

1941 – 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico

1944 – Canadian troops liberate Aardensburg

1944 – US Navy says black women can join WAVES

1951 – Pres Harry Truman formally ends state of war with Germany

1957 – Maurice “Rocket” Richard, Mont, became 1st NHLer to score 500 goals

1960 – US imposes embargo on exports to Cuba